Majors and Minors
Recreation and Event Management Major & Minor
Central Michigan University has announced Michigan’s first major in Recreation and Event Management. The new major, to be housed in the College of Education and Human Services and the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration department, addresses an industry need for recreation professionals with event management skills by getting students trained to plan national and international conferences and events.

The major follows recommendations from the recreation department’s practitioner-based advisory boards, nationwide internship supervisors and data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, which indicate recreation and event jobs are expected to increase 44 percent by 2020.

The new major will replace two majors in the recreation department — Commercial Recreation and Facility Management and Community Leisure Services Administration. CMU currently hosts approximately 250 commercial and community recreation majors. The REM major is now in effect starting this 2013-2014 academic year.

The REM minor provides students with the combination of skills and knowledge needed to be successful as an event manager in a range of event planning settings. Event managers are found in education, government, private business and industry and in the non-profit ​sector. Skills and knowledge derived from this minor will enhance a student's marketability and employability in numerous settings. All minors complete a two (2) credit field experience in which they work with an organization or agency to plan and implement an event. ​

To view more information on the courses required for the REM Major & Minor, please see our Curriculum page >>>​.
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